A City Councilmember's first responsibility as an elected representative needs to be at the service of their constituents, not pushing personal agendas. My focus is on improving the quality of life for our residents, businesses, and visitors. My guarantee to you is that if you contact me regarding a City-related matter, I will get back to you within 48 hours.
Actions must have consequences. We can be compassionate without enabling anti-social behavior. I will support our police and make it a priority to fully staff the department for the first time in years. I will use any influence I have to roll back legislation that makes us vulnerable and creates anarchy in our City. The homeless will be offered shelter, treatment for their ailments, and an eventual way out of despair and toward self-sufficiency; but with little tolerance for those that can or will not obey our laws or threaten the public.
We need high-paying, quality jobs within the City's limits, not in LA or Orange County. As a small business owner, I know how to market Riverside's strengths (our universities, low-cost utilities, etc.) to attract and retain companies and entrepreneurs, who will in turn provide better economic opportunities for all of us. I know how to stretch a dollar: we will achieve efficiency in our City operations and not continue to take the easy way out by asking the tax, rate, and fee-payers for more money every few years.
Growing up here, I appreciate the distinct character of each of Riverside's neighborhoods. Riverside provides something for just about everyone. Ward 1 neighborhoods are some of the oldest in the City, and each has its own unique look, history, and culture. I promise to do my best to preserve those traits that we love while working with property owners and developers to ensure community interests are heard and addressed so that infill projects are seen as win-win propositions.
If you believe in these principles, please vote for 'less hassle, and more Hass in the upcoming election. I ask that you kindly assist my campaign by subscribing to our email list, making a donation, volunteering, or giving us your thoughts and ideas.